If you are interested in having a positive impact on EnergyUnited members/customers through the development and monitoring of the cybersecurity for our cooperative, we’d like to meet you!
The Cybersecurity Specialist is responsible for monitoring the cooperative’s defenses, tracks unauthorized intrusions, and protects the company’s IT systems with hardware and software solutions that reduce risk. A perfect candidate for this position would be an individual with an ability to understand hackers’ motivations along with a passion to prevail over perpetrators of cybercrime.
Normal Day-to-Day Work
Develop, implement, maintain and continuously improve an effective overall cybersecurity posture alongside the Manager of Infrastructure and Security.
Actively monitor the Cooperative’s networks and cloud services for malicious activity.
Make recommendations to improve the Cooperative’s Defense-in-Depth strategy.
Periodically review the Cooperative’s physical security as it relates to IT.
Engage in active threat hunting activities utilizing best practice tools and techniques.
Conduct frequent internal and external vulnerability assessments and penetration tests.
Prepare weekly cybersecurity reports for the CIO.
Develop and maintain effective procedures for cyber-attack remediation.
Help leadership adapt and improve the Cooperative’s Cybersecurity Incident Response Plan.
Review patching requirements for all internal systems and coordinate patch updates.
Manage IT asset inventories and perform periodic audits.
Assist the Manager of Infrastructure and Security in development of annual cybersecurity awareness training for all employees.
Develop, update, and implement security measures and controls.
Secure digital files and information systems.
Provide technical support and monitor security access.
Design intrusion detection and prevention systems to prevent network invasion.
Analyze the source of security breaches, identify cybercrime perpetrators and report them to appropriate authorities.
Determine, adapt, and maintain corporate security procedures and policies.
Provide the IT staff with enhanced cybersecurity awareness training.
Job Qualifications - Here are a few skills you MUST have to be considered for this position.
Bachelor’s Degree in Cybersecurity, Information Technology or related field.
Three or more years of experience supporting enterprise-class organizations in a cybersecurity role; additional experience or industry-recognized certifications may be considered in lieu of education.
Experience with “red team/blue team” exercises.
Security certifications such as SSCP, ECIH, CEH, ECFI are highly desirable.
Strong knowledge of networking technologies including routing, switching, firewall configuration, IPS/IDS and 802.11x wireless.
Expert knowledge of all modern hacking tools.
Skilled at using tools to translate raw packet capture information into useful data.
Strong knowledge of network design, Unix/Linux OS, Network security using firewalls, Intrusion Prevention/detection systems AAA/RADIUS technologies, Windows server and workstation platforms.
In-depth knowledge of Cisco ISE, Solarwinds, network sniffers, MS Office365 technologies.
Knowledge in areas of social engineering strategies and techniques, data networking technologies, PC applications (MS Office, Windows, etc.), Oracle and MS SQL server databases highly desirable.
Excellent report-writing and verbal communication skills.
Knowledge of modern programming languages such as Java and C# a plus.
Possess superior mathematical and analytical skills.
Possess and maintain a valid NC Driver’s License.
Strong verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to implement work plans, make sound decisions from observations and carry out instructions.
Be able to work under pressure and meet deadlines, work in harmony with many different personality types, and be proactive in responsibilities.
Be a self-starter with an attitude of neatness, timeliness, orderliness, and accuracy.
Must be available to work in adverse weather conditions when necessary.
Ability to maintain confidentiality.
*EnergyUnited Electric Membership Corporation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status. *